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>> and proof the attackers wanted to cause maximum damage, an x-ray from a survivor shows a three-inch bolt in the patient's chest likely from one of the bombs. >> live team coverage and bazi kanani is standing by in washington, d.c. but we'll get started with alex marquardt who is in brussels thisorning and alex, those local media reports just identified two of the airport bombers. >> reporter: good morning, kendis, that's right. the two men onn the left side believed to be brothers. this according to rtf. the names that they released this morning is khalid and brahim bakraoui going through e airport with that third man. you can see those big bag on the cart believed to be the two suicide bombers who detonated their explosives just after 8:00 yesterday morning at zaventem international airport. the w they were identified was reportedly through a taxi driver who took them to the airport.
photo o the three men, the taxi driver recognized them, got in touch with the police and told the police where he picked them up. that was the neighborhood called scar scarbeck. they went to that house and ided it as you mentioned and found an explosive device containing nails as well as chemicals and an isis flag. >> speaking of those raids what do we know about the search for that third suspect? >> reporter: the third suspect is now the prime suspect, the one who got away. we don't know whether he was meananto be a suicide bomber. i was at the airport. there was a third explosion. that was a controlledxplosion by the authorities to detonate w we understand explosives that didn't go off. now, whether that third man was meant to be a suicide bomber is not clear. there is speculation and i emphasize this is speculation, not confirmed. hopefully we'll get guidance
someone named najim laachraoui. his name and note to were released as a man who was connected to the paris attacks, connected to salah abdeslam who was arrested friday. he is believed to be the bombmaker for the paris attacks. his dna has been found in a house near brussels where traces of explosives were found and used in paris a very many specificl very complex type of explosive called tatp which is able to be built with chemicals and elements you buy over the counter. at the same time it's extremely volatile so you need someone specialized to put it together and authorities believe that the person who has beeee putting some of these together and supplying hem to the isis-related groups is this 24-year-old named najim laachraoui. >> some interesting new details coming out of there. a 24-year-old possibly linked to all of this. alex, i know it's been just over
about all of this. how has the mood of that city changed? >> reporter: it's a strange mood. i know this city wewe. it's eerie. i'm on one of the main avees in the center of brusselsnd has been shut down. the public transportation system yesterday was completely shut down. now it's coming back online. many of the buses are back up the airport estimate is closed. it's expected to re-open tomorrow. this is what they call the place de la bource and a memorial is growing and people have en coming out to lay flowers, light candles, pay their respects. up there at the top of the stairs there is a sign that united against hate so we're seeing a lot of the same feelings of sadness, anger, nervousness after we saw after the paris attacks. this square here very
the place de la republiclique. >> growing memorial to the victims. brussels. investigators are analyzing the surveillance images of the suicide bombers. >> okay, of course, you saw these photos and they're wheeling luggage carts. wearing black gloves on their left hands which may have concealed the triggers for the bomb. >> whether it's wires, strings, a button, something is in there that they -- when they move their hand, it actually makes the bomb go off. >> belgian authorities established a connection to a site and the paris mastermind captured. >> back in this country commuters will be seeing increased security at airports and train stations this morning. >> yeah, with many images like these from the brussels subway attack u.s. officials are taking
insist there is no specific threat against the homeland here. abc's bazi kanani has more now from washington. >> reporter: this morning, passengers and major american cities are seeing more of this. >> we've seen a lot more police presence. >> reporter: from new york to washington, d.c., chicago to los angeles, increased security and more officers in subways, train stations and airports. after the horrific terror attacks in brussels authorities in the u.s. are taking no chances. the only night from brussels to the u.s. tuesday was stopped on the tarmac, not even allowed to the gate until after passengers and bags were screened. they just told us there was a situation. we're just going to take time for security. >> reporter: a brief scare in denver. part of the terminal evacuated until some suspicious baggage was cleared. in houston getting ready to host 100,000 fans, officers are working with heightened concern. >> three, two, one.
as a u.s.-lededoalition pushed isis out of more of its territory in the middle ea, experts say the group created sleeper cells to strike abroad. >> we know that isis created an external attack division last year. >> reporter: u.s. officls say they are not aware of any isis cells in the u.s. at present. t the fbi is monitoring dozens of americans across the country who have shown sympathies for isis. in the past few years, 103 americans were charged with trying to join or support isis, far fewer than in europe. >> the muslim-american communities here i i the united states are not as isolated, not as alienated as what we've seen in certain places in europe. >> reporter: and the state department has issued another advisory for americans traveling to europe. warning that terrorists are planning more attacks there at sporting events, tourist sites and on public transportation. reena, kendis. >> everybody on high alert, bazi kanani live in washington, thank
a terror attack came as president obama was wrapping up his visit to cuba. in a nationally televised speech he made a brief reference saying the u.s. stands with the people there and will do whatever it can to bring those responsible to justice and the president kept to his schedule attending the tampa bay rays game and spoke about his reasons for attending. >hat they can do is scare and make people afraid and disrupt our daily lives and divide us. and as long as we don't allow that to happen, we're going to be okay. >> the president is now in argentina for a state dinner and for a town hall event with young people. >> first family arriving overnight. results still coming in from an important primary date. plus the candidates reacting to the attack. an american hero helping pry the door open getting people to safety.
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some voters waiting up to five hours to cast theirballots in arizona, witnesses say an elderly woman fainted while waiting in the phoenix area. hundreds of votots were still in line when clinton and trump were named as the projected winners. >> well, the feud between ted cruz and donald trump is escalating started with the release of a new ad supporting ted cruz featuring a scantilyy clad melania trump. it comes from past "gq" photo shoot. trump cold cruz to be careful and threatened to spill the beans about cruz's wife. cruz later responding saying he had nothing to do with the ad and say if you try to attack heidi, you're more of a coward than i thought. the boys. when key come back, the massive manhunt. caught on camera, 5-year-old girl savavg her mother after she
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>> a manhunt continues for others hype the bombingsarry the man seen on airport surveillance. raids have turned up another explosive device macpacked with nails and the state department issued a travel alert warning them about traveling throughout europe especially during the easter holiday. hearing from the americans who were trapped after the attack. brian carroll from washington, d.c. was on board that train and helped pry the door open after the explosion. >> as we're pulling into the maalbeek station there was a massive explosion. we heard it. we felt it. the car immediately or train immediately stopped. the lights went out, the power went o o on the train. everyone fell to the ground immediately. it was clear to me at least that this was a terrorist attack. one passenger tried to open the dodo.
just decided to go fort and get off the train and try to find safety. >> good to know he's doing all right. shortly after getting off the train brian was able to contact his family back home. the attacks in belgium were on the mind of presidential candidates e eh claiming to be the most qualified to fight terrorism. brandi hitt has details. >> reporter:rthe race for the white house is now dominated by talk of terrorism. following the bombings in brussels. >> we've got to defeat them online, you know, that is where they radicalize. >> reporter: hillary clinton calling for quick action but gop front-runner donald trump going much fururer than that telling ab news he'd waterboard surviving paris attacker salah abdeslam to get more information. >> i would use maximum, maximum interrogation technique. i would have waterboarding and i'd go a step further. >> reporter: ted cruz is pushing for more patrol on muslim
>> it is good law enforcement to focus on where threats are emanating from and anywhere there is a locust of radicalization. >> reporter: bernie sanders and john kasich say that sends the wrong message. >> in our country we don't want to create divisions where we say, okay, well, your religion, you're a muslim so therefore we'll keep an eye on you. >> we are fighting a terrorist organization. we are not figing a religion. >> reporter: we're going to be hearing a lot more terror talk in the coming days. this afternoon hillary clinton is set to give a counterterrorism speech at stanfofo university. reena and kendis. >> thank you, brandi. more from brusscls in a moment but some other headlines now. a dramatic rescue from a texas swimming pool by a 5-year-old as seen on surveillance video. alison anderwald saw her mom at the bottom of the pool. she suffered a seizure. her daughter got her head out of the water then ran for help. mother and daughter are doing
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tributes for brussels pouring in overnight. landmarks arou the world lit up in black, yellow and red, the eiffel tower, the trevi fountain in rome and one woror trade center showing the colors of the belgian flag. >> three mormon missionaries sre among the nine americans injured in the blast all recovering from their wounds in the hospital. >> the parents of one young man said he had been treated for second degree burns and shrapnel injuries. clayton sandell has more. reporter: mormon missionaries
richard norby, empey and mason wells and fanny clain of france. wells 19 burned and hit by shrapnel a ae to call his parents from his hospital bed. >> but your eyes are ok. >> yeah, and my right hand is also kind of badly burned. >> he was extremely close to the blast. words can't describe the joy and the relief that we felt to hear his vovoe. >> reporter: empey is 20. his injuries include second and third-degree burn, norby is 66 and attends this church in lehigh, utah. remarkably this is the third terror attack for mason wells. he was only a block away from the boston marathon bombing, wells was also in france last november when terrorists attacked paris. >> i just have to think that he was prepared in some way to go through this. >> reporter: the u.s. state department says they do not believe any aricans were killed in the attack but they are still trying to account for all u.s. citizens and government employees. clayton sandell, abc news,
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hours to cast ballots. taking a look at today's weather it feels a lot lot spring in the east. heavy snow, wet snow in the upper midwest and over to the rockies. and rain from the great lakes down to the gulf areas. >well, events like the attacks in brussels leave us with shock and scenes that are often stirg. >> so finally this morning we're going to take a look and we're going to listen atn event that sadly becomes all too common. >> there was a massive explosion. >> stay down. stay down. >> big bang. everybody flew and we saw smoke. >> what it was, a truck or was it a terrorist? >> the second i heard it, i mean i felt it. i can still feel it in my chest
and smoke. >> it was a nightmare. the worst nightmare you could imagine. >> we saw a lot of people really badly injured with a lot of blood and we know that it was even worse inside but we could not see anything because of the smoke. [ sirens ] >> flights went out. the power went out on the train. everyone fell to the ground. it was clear to me at least this was a terrorist attack. >> you just feel like a wave, explosion, a wave go through. >> we only saw smashed windows and we didn't get any information. >> h hdreds of people started running. i ran with them. there was no clue as to what was going on. >> everyone started screaming and people dropped to the floor. people were crying. collectively we all manually
moment i looked at, you know, the platform and thought probably it makes sense to get offment we just decided to go r it and get off the train and try and find safety. >> it waw really the sense of humanity that emerged and sense of chaos shows these types of things don't defeat the human spirit. >> hard to believe 24 hours later. thatat what's making news in america, terror attacks, bombings at an airport and subway station in brussels killing dozozs. passengers took off just moments before the blast. they touched down in south florida. president obama's
an end, and his message. good morning, south florida. i'm eric yutzy. >> i'm jacey birch. welcome to your wednesday. it's been a busy week. lots of news been happening. >> you never kno what today will bring. meteorologist trent aric here with the forecast. good morng, trent. >> good morning, guys. today is the transition day where we go from the nice, cool stuff to feeling like summer. the good news is the radar will be quiet foror that morning commute. so as you head north and south on i-95 near the turnpike, conditions look good. here's that east wind less than 10 miles an hour. it will pick up at 15 and 20. 71 miami, 71 also down in marathon and as we go throughout the afternrnn, temperatures will continue to rise. we'll be at 74 by 10:00. we should get up to around 80 degrees later on this afternoon.
a deadly police-involved shooting in palm meadow. this was the scene along 8xth place. police say the 25-year-old man was using a pick axe to break his neighbor's car windows and puncture their tires. six cars in tote were damaged when police arrived. when they confronted him, they still had that pick axe. he was killed there at the scene. stay with local10.com for the very latest updates. now the very latest on the terror in brussels. two brothers involved in the deadly attacks have been identified. >> the two believed to be involved in setting off explosions in the airport anan subway station. this morning there's a man hunt for the terror suspect. molly hunr reports from brussels. >>reporter: as the sun rises over the city of brussels 24 hours ago, chaos here erupting right in the heart of the